30 vital tips from Kurt Vonnegut, one of which - its weight in gold!
• 30 vital tips from Kurt Vonnegut, one of which - its weight in gold!
Kurt Vonnegut is considered one of the most important American writers of the XX century, and his famous speech pronounced by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, it is worth re-read from time to time.
We are sure that even if you are no longer a graduate, you still find in his words something useful for themselves.
"Dear graduates, smear sunscreen!
If I could give you only one tip for the future, he would have been just about sunscreen. The benefits of their use has been proved by scientists, whereas the rest of my recommendations are no more solid foundation than my own confusing experience, tips of which I will explain to you now.
Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth: while life you do not like, it passes. Believe me, in 20 years you'll look at your photos and remember with a feeling that you just can not understand. How many opportunities were opened in front of you and how fabulous you really looked.
You do not weigh as much as you think.
Do not worry about the future. Or well, worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by using chewing gum. The real troubles in your life there are events that never crossed your worried mind, such that blindside you at four o'clock in the morning in some idle Tuesday. Every day do something of what scares you.
Treat gently to the hearts of others.
Not reconciled with those who are indifferent to your heart.
Do not forget to brush your teeth.
Do not waste your time on jealousy, sometimes you're ahead, sometimes behind, the race is long and, in the end, you are driving it to himself only.
Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults, and if you succeed in this, tell me how.
Keep your old love letters, throw away your old bank statements.
Periodically pull up.
Do not feel guilty if you do not know what you want to do with your life.
The most interesting people of the people I know, at 22, had no idea of how they want to live their lives, and some of the most interesting I know forty years do not know until now.
Consume calcium. Please respect to its knees, you'll miss them when they're gone.
Maybe you'll marry, maybe not. Maybe you'll have children, maybe not. Maybe you'll divorce at forty, and maybe you'll dance the funky chicken dancing at the seventy-fifth anniversary of their wedding. Whatever you do, do not congratulate yourself too much or berate yourself either too. Your choice, like all half in case of power. Enjoy your body, use it as you can, and do not be afraid of what other people think about it. The body - is the most beautiful instrument you'll ever have.
Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room.
And please do not read magazines about the good life, they will only make you feel ugly.
Be complacent with their brothers and sisters, they are your best link to your past and those who are likely to be close to you in the future.
Understand that friends come and go, but for the precious few should hold on.
Make every effort to overcome the gaps in geography and in life, because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young.
Live a little bit in New York (or other metropolis), but leave it before it makes you hard too.
Profit on the island of Bali, but leave it before it makes you soft. And, in general, travel.
Take some unavoidable truths: prices will rise, politicians will change their wives. You too will get old, and when you are old, you'll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.
By the way, respect your elders, you never know when they will be gone forever. Do not assume that someone will provide you. Maybe you have your own investment fund, maybe you have a wealthy spouse, but you never know when one of them can leave you.
Do not experiment too much with your hair or by the time the time you're forty, it will look eighty-five.
All we ever get out, but it is important to hold on to the end, into something believing. This is the most difficult, because it seems that there is no such feature, what is really worth to believe.
Here are tips here, dear graduates. But be careful and patient with those who you give them, the council - is a form of nostalgia, it is a way of fishing out the last of the trash heap, fresh paint brushing unpleasant moments and recycling it into something more expensive than it was. But the fact that sunscreen actually save your skin from burns, proved by scientists, so it's safe to smear ".